I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

Shoes – Kit’s Bertie, Sweater – From Blogger Yard Sale, Dress – Obakki, Watch – Casio, Sunglasses – Ralph Lauren courtesy of MisterSpex

Here’s a life lesson, when you buy cat food, the cat on the packaging does not come with the purchase. There’s not much of a story, but if I were to start at the beginning, I was sitting in a dark corner of a bar and Mr. Spex, a tall German bloke, slid over to and asked if I’d like to be featured on his website. So I replied OK, but only if it doens’t involve whips, I’m allergic to cow leather. Noo, Mister Spex, the European spectacles emporium, invited me to be a part of their Bloggers say: Wear Sunglasses campaign and offered a choice of a pair that represents the current trend best. I think I fell for keyhole glasses not only because they were ‘in’ but also looked delish on every editorial I’ve seen since March, so I pointed to the Ralph Laurens. Of course, I’d clean forgotten about my Asian non-existent nose bridge and assumed the glasses to suit my round face,  in other words, assumed I had a kitty to feed. Oh the sadness. In reality the glasses sit snug on my cheeks, and one can build a village in the space between the hovering glasses and my actual nose.

Meow :(

Thank you Kit & Jen for the shots.

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  1. I have the same Asian problem. I can only wear very large sunglasses because my head is the size of a watermelon.

  2. I think you be crazy, ’cause those shades look marvelous on you!

  3. yobruva

    Shini, those sunglasses look very beautiful on you. Just checked the website and found beautiful Rayban Sunglasses for myself! :P

  4. They look really cute on you… plus i have major hair envy right now.

  5. very nice sunglasses ;D

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  6. oh really? but they look so super cute on you!

  7. claire

    haha i, too, experience this problem bc i am azn but oh well i still wanna wear awesome sunnies. i hate the cheek resting/marks i get though so annoying

  8. yellow nail polish is just so perfect for this season


  9. Ah, I hardly wear sunglasses because I think they look ridiculous on me… Those ones look great on you though!

  10. Hey, at least it looks good from the side profile. And love the yellow nails!

  11. hahaha love your writing~
    those sunnies look really cute on you!!
    I don’t have a high bridge either, and it’s so annoying when my lashes touch the lens and then it gets all smudgy, having to clean it every 3 seconds…hehe
    cool post :)

  12. Keyhole glasses! So that’s what they’re called!
    Learning something new everyday… :)

  13. love your sunglasses and nailpolish!

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  15. Ooh is that the new cult Chanel nail polish? LOVE.


  16. Me like the sunglasses ♥


  17. Hahahha…. why are you so stinking hilarious? Loooove the story of Mr Spex and you getting down with the frisky talk in the bar. Mr Spex… it does have a certain ring to it.


    I do love these glasses and it’s a shame they didn’t suit you more. Striped zebra, ralph lauren, and sunnies all rolled into one is pretty much a heavenly concept. xx

  18. I love your glasses! superb! :)

  19. I love the glasses!!!! I think you look beautiful!
    Have a wonderful day!

  20. So happy to hear I’m not alone in the land of non-existent noses. Also glad to hear that cheeks can save the day. Looks great!

  21. Keyhole! I had no idea that sunnies in this shape are called keyhole, I’ve always called them “something in between of Wayfarers and Lennon’s” lol.
    And these really do look gorgeous on you!

  22. Aww, what a pity. :( The glasses look really good on you!

  23. Tsze

    Those glasses look so awesome on u! They remind me of th ones used by 2ne1 in a music video.. And your narrative rivals your photos n style! Truly envy your creativity n style

  24. lovely glases!!


  25. anna

    I am sorry for this unrelated question. What do think about Eva Minge? A read lately that she is the most often mention polish designer in foreign fashion magazines. She was one of the “sensation” of New York Fashion Show and one of her client is Cheryl Cole. But I personally don’t think she is all that good. Any opinions?

  26. Hmm I really don’t know so much about Eva Minge and I did pass her boutique when I was in Wroclaw a few weeks ago and remember not being so impressed, but whenever I hear her name I’m reminded of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRVYaXuUlg0, that’s the only thing I can associate her with haha… I love PEEROGI too.

  27. anna

    @Shini, Yesss I remember that too. Hehe! This is so embarrassing.
    Ps. Everyone loves peerogi!

  28. They still look darling on you! Love the rest of your outfit as well~

  29. Your outfit is wonderful! The yellow on your nails is just the right soft colour for your all-white look. And I absolutely love your cute black loafers!

    I actually think the sunglasses suit you very well..!

  30. I suffer from the same small Asian nose bridge disorder. Sunglasses move up when I smile… Sigh.

    Style Soufflé

  31. I like the way you narrate things, you are good with words…and fun! :-)
    I am well related to that feeling, my nose doesn’t want to hold up almost any sunglasses I try, that’s why I’m extremely loyal to my Rayban Wayfarer (they had to be fixed to suit me, though).


  32. just beautiful.


  33. still, they are ridiculously fantastic.

  34. tara jay

    Those sunnies are gorgeous, what a nice pattern they have :)

  35. I Wear glasses and constantly face that problem too! :(

    Bisous, nana

  36. Oh, I love the sunglasses! So chic and fancy and yes… I am going to paint my nails yellow now. :)

  37. Those glasses look amazing on you! A great choice!

    Carmen Ri.

  38. the yellow rust next to those lemon nails….beautiful shots.

  39. great photos! im loving the nail color


  40. sigh. gorgeous photography & lovely post as always. i am entirely empathetic on the hovering glasses … lol as the lady selling sunglasses at a local korean market joked, if need be, she can always build a nose for my glasses with those clear rubber pads.

    and, as always, that’s a gorgeous yellow lacquer! might i inquire what brand/colour it is? a good yellow is ridiculously difficult to find, and i love that paul & joe red you linked me to last time! (:

  41. Hahah thought I read ‘she can always build a nose’ as in surgery, clearly I read every other word… Korea…nose… build…..

    The nail polish is from Inglot, it’s a Polish company but I think they do Austrailia + USA Online shop http://goo.gl/hQJW6 this is the one, matte yellow! It’s a really ordinary yellow though, MAC/Sephora or any drugstore brands should have them really!

  42. @Shini,
    heh, that’s actually what my mum and i thought, too, when she first said it … |: then we realised what she meant.

    awesome; thanks! i’ve been through a few pale yellows from sephora/drug stores (haven’t checked out mac yet), but they’ve all been such nightmares to apply. even the new chanel yellow requires a certain amount of manoeuvring … sigh. maybe it’s just me …

  43. love your yellow nails! :)

  44. Lovely glasses! Also love your nails!

  45. Hey Shini! I can totally relate about the “Asian non-existent nose bridge” LOL


  46. Hahaha, re: azn nose, totally feel you! Lovely pictures!

  47. I am always amazed by your photos! I would love to take beautiful photos like yours. I know part of taking a great photography, but the biggest part is personal sense. You have a wonderful sense of what will make an interesting picure. Do you take a lot of pictures at one time and delete the ones that are terrbiel? (IF you have any terrible photos) If you have a chance pleaes take a look at my blog and let me know what you think. I would love to have your advice!!